Michigan Tech News


Middle school students learn science as problem-solving.

Michigan Tech Receives $5 Million from Herbert H. and Grace A. Dow Foundation to Reform Middle-School Science Education

July 21, 2014
By Jennifer Donovan

With a $5 million grant from the Herbert H. and Grace A. Dow Foundation, Michigan Tech leads project to reform middle school science education. 

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Chinese students and their dragon march in the Parade of Nations.

Happy 25th Anniversary, Parade of Nations

July 7, 2014
By Jennifer Donovan

Parade of Nations gears up to celebrate its 25th anniversary in September. 

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Tapee Saowalakkul works in Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering Caryn Heldt's lab.

Houghton Held Chemistry for Undergraduate Interns from Thailand

June 16, 2014
By Jennifer Donovan

Undergraduates from Thailand learn about research--and winter weather--during internships at Michigan Tech.

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Retired Professor Bill Rose has developed a website on the Keweenaw's geoheritage.

New Geological Heritage Website Focuses on the Keweenaw

June 2, 2014
By Marcia Goodrich

The site has information on more than 200 locations in the Keweenaw and Isle Royale.

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Michigan Tech’s Industrial Research Gains Stature

May 29, 2014
By Dennis Walikainen

Industry partners work closely with Michigan Tech researchers and students, with good reason.

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A high school student trained by Mind Trekkers shows rapt elementary school children that money really doesn't burn--if you soak it in an alcohol-water solution before setting it afire.

State Farm Grant Helps Students Learn to Help Younger Students

May 28, 2014
By Erika Vichcales

University students help high school students learn how to get elementary and middle school students excited about science.

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Tomahawk, one of Michigan Tech's handcycle prototypes.

TV Documentary Portrays Partnership of College Students, Wounded Veterans and Corporate America

May 15, 2014
By Jennifer Donovan

A TV documentary details the life-changing partnership of Michigan Tech Senior Design students, General Motors and the Achilles Freedom Team of Wounded Veterans. 

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Meral Jackson, left, and Krysten Cooper, with a sample of the sign and brochure that Krysten designed to prevent the spread of reed canary grass at Nara Nature Park. The actual signs will be larger, brighter, sturdier, and mounted on posts.

STOP the Spread of Invasive Plants—Clean Your Boots!

May 14, 2014
By Jennifer Donovan

Tech students and the City of Houghton join hands to help prevent the spread of an invasive plant. 

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Peace Corps Masters International graduate student Erica Jones helps a village boy shuck beans in Panama.

Peace Corps Ranks Michigan Tech Tops in the Nation—Again

May 7, 2014
By Jennifer Donovan

Michigan Tech's Peace Corps Masters International program ranks number 1 in the nation for the 9th year in a row, for the number of graduate students actively serving in the Peace Corp overseas. 

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Ooblek is sticky fun for everyone.

Mind Trekkers, Dow Chemical Bring Science Magic to Washington, DC

April 22, 2014
By Jennifer Donovan

Mind Trekkers partners with Dow Chemical to bring the wonders of science and engineering to the USA Science & Engineering Festival in Washington, DC.

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